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The Funeral of the Two State Solution Is About to Depart

Carlo Strenger | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics
Carlo Strenger

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is about to turn to the UN to ask for membership in some 15 organizations Palestinians have access to since they received non-member status at the UN in 2012. This might create a huge problem.

Olmert Convicted Of Bribery

Reuters | Rami Amichay | Posted 04.01.2014 | World

* Olmert could face up to 10 years in jail; will appeal verdict * Charges relate to Jerusalem housing project * Former ...

Reports: Snowden Leaks Show NSA Targeted Israel PM, EU Officials

AP | Posted 12.23.2013 | Politics

LONDON (AP) — Newspaper reports say the latest documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden show that British and A...

The Settlements: Israel's Albatross

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The Israelis and the Palestinians view the settlements enterprise from a completely different perspective that defines their strategic objectives and is becoming increasingly irreconcilable every time Israel announces the building of new housing units.

Ex-Israeli Foreign Minister Cleared Of Corruption Charges

Reuters | Maayan Lubell | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

JERUSALEM, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Former Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman was acquitted of corruption charges on Wednesday, a verdict that pave...

'The Jewish State of Israel'

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

What will it take to ensure that Israel maintains its Jewish national identity while still preserving its democratic nature, given the gloomy demographic picture?

The Problem With Partition: Human Rights Provides an Alternative to Israel and the Palestinians

William K. Barth | Posted 07.22.2013 | World
William K. Barth

Since Israelis and Palestinians live interspersed they are already compelled to cooperate on areas of mutual responsibility such as border security, migration, right-of-return, dual-citizenship, public services, trade and employment.

As Disappointing as It May Be, Mahmoud Abbas Is Taken for Granted

Mia Appelbaum | Posted 07.07.2013 | World
Mia Appelbaum

If Abbas and his party do not govern the West Bank, Hamas will fill the power vacuum. This should sound familiar, and no less haunting.

Israel's Leadership Vacuum

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 02.16.2013 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

As a young nation, Israel's democratic system is still in the early stages of maturation, yet its governing framework has had a regressive effect on Israel's development of a functioning democracy.

Former Israeli PM Supports Palestinians' U.N. Bid

Eline Gordts | Posted 11.29.2012 | World

As the members of the United Nations vote to upgrade the status of the Palestinian representation at the world body to that of "observer-state," the P...

Only the U.S. Can End the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 12.01.2012 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict cannot be resolved without the direct and active involvement of the United States, using both inducements and coercive diplomacy to bring about a peaceful solution.

Ex-Israeli PM Cleared Of Key Graft Charges

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 09.08.2012 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's acquittal of the most serious charges in a high-profile corruption case on Tuesday set off a fi...

'Jerusalem Must Be Divided'

AP | AMY TEIBEL | Posted 07.20.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Sunday urged Israeli leaders to relinquish the idea of a unified Jerusalem if they truly want p...

Is Iran Really a Threat?

Anthony Gregory | Posted 07.01.2012 | World
Anthony Gregory

In the decade since Bush's "axis of evil" speech, neocons have called for war with Iran. They have portrayed Iran as a nuclear threat. The propaganda has been effective.

Former Israeli PM Against Iran Strike

AP | Posted 06.29.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — A former Israeli prime minister added his voice Sunday to a growing chorus of Israeli officials against a military strike on Iran's ...

Obama and Israel: Setting the Record Straight

Guy Ziv | Posted 05.02.2012 | World
Guy Ziv

Contrary to the accusations leveled by Obama's critics, bilateral defense cooperation is both broader and deeper today than at any time in history.

Former Israeli Prime Minister Indicted For Corruption

AP | By AMY TEIBEL | Posted 03.05.2012 | World

JERUSALEM -- Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was indicted Thursday on new corruption charges for allegedly seeking hundreds of thousands of ...

When Condi Did Peace Processing

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 12.28.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

Even more ridiculous than the self-congratulatory tone of Rice's recollections of her role as a peace processor is the criticism directed at Obama for supposedly failing to continue pursuing his predecessor's Israeli-Palestinian diplomacy.

Netanyahu Is Killing the Two-State Solution

Carlo Strenger | Posted 11.25.2011 | World
Carlo Strenger

Whatever the exact result of the Palestinians' UN bid will be, we must not let Netanyahu spin that Israel scores a moral victory if some major European countries will vote against it or abstain confuse us.

Mr. Abbas Should Awe the UN, Not Just Shock It

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 11.23.2011 | World
Sarwar Kashmeri

All eyes are focused on the high drama that Mr. Abbas has created. He owes it to his people and to the people of Israel to not just create shock at the UN without an equal dose of awe.

Rick Perry Travel Bankrolled By Activist Rabbi Irwin Katsof

Politico | KENNETH P. VOGEL | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics

Rick Perry is talking up his travels to Israel on the stump — a line that’s likely music to the ears of an activist rabbi who made the governor’...

How the Obama Administration can Jumpstart the Peace Process

Gadi Baltiansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gadi Baltiansky

Every Israeli leader, at every round of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, has called for a demilitarized Palestinian state. It is fortunate then that this something Palestinians have already agreed to.

Former Israeli Prime Minister On Palestinian's "Historic Mistake"

AP | MATTI FRIEDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas made a "historic mistake" by rebuffing an Israeli peace offer during negotiations in 2008, Israe...

Turkey Felt Betrayed by Israel

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The collapse of the Israeli-Syrian near peace agreement was the most troubling episode that deepened the growing rift between Turkey and Israel over Iran..

Does Israel require a 'Green Light?'

Shai Baitel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shai Baitel

Israel, in exercising her right to self-defense, might again save the world from a worse scenario, as she did twice before, without any "green light."